2018 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities 2018: Shaping the Future

Shaping the FutureThe Sixth Annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

April 12-13, 2018

Digital humanities students and alumni are shaping the future of research and scholarship, cultural heritage, public citizenship, and shared humanity. The 2018 Forum participants will consider how their education in digital humanities has shaped their approach to teaching, technology, communication, and public service, as well as the futures they imagine for these areas. The Forum will also highlight the role of digital humanities education in preparing students for a range of digital futures.

The 2018 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 12-13, 2018. The forum will open with a keynote presentation by Dr. Simon Appleford of Creighton University at the Center for Great Plains Studies on Thursday, April 12. The keynote presentation is free and open to the public. On Friday, April 13th, invited panelists and student researchers will share their own research and their visions for the future. Registration is required for the Friday events. Registration is free. Please register by April 4th.

In conjunction with the Forum, a Digital Humanities bootcamp will take place, sponsored by the UNL Digital Humanities Student Association.


Thursday, April 12

Great Plains Art Museum at the Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q Street

Free & open to the public

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Keynote

Simon Appleford, Assistant Professor of History at Creighton University and Associate Director of the Creighton Digital Humanities Initiative

Friday, April 13

Lied Commons, Lied Center for Performing Arts

Free registration is required for all April 13th events.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m., Opening Remarks
9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Digital Futures Panel

Sarita Garcia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Jason A. Heppler, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Luke Hollis, Archimedes Digital
Grace Thomas, Library of Congress
Rebecca S. Wingo, Macalester College

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Lightning Talks Celebrating Student Work

The call for student research lightning talks is now closed.

The Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities is an annual, thematic exploration of issues in Digital Humanities at UNL. It is a reinvention of the Nebraska Digital Workshop, which has been held annually since 2006. UNL is well-known internationally as a leader in Digital Humanities research via the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, which is the major sponsor of the Forum. The program has also been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

For additional information, view our past fora and past workshops.